After many leaks and rumours, the Samsung Galaxy A8s has been officially launched. The unveiling took place in China on Monday, sporting the anticipated Infinity-O Display. Other key highlights of the phone include a triple rear camera setup, up to 8GB of RAM, and a rear fingerprint sensor as well.
Point at the design, the Samsung Galaxy A8s sport the Infinity-O Display with a hole on the top left edge of the screen for the selfie camera sensor. Keeping that aside, the entire front portion is taken over by the display, with no bezels on all sides.
At the back, there is a triple camera setup stacked vertically, and a fingerprint scanner situated in the centre. At the bottom edge, there is USB Type-C port, the speaker grille and the microphone. The power and volume buttons are placed at the right edge, and the SIM tray is seen on the left edge of the device.
As for the smartphone specifications, the dual-SIM, dual-standby Samsung Galaxy A8s runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is seen sporting a 6.2-inch (1080×2340 pixels) full-HD+ display (6.4-inch when corners measured at right angles) with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core SoC paired with Adreno 616 GPU, with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. Internal storage offered is at 128GB.
As for optics, the Galaxy A8s sports a triple rear camera setup – with one 24-megapixel main sensor with f/1.7 aperture, another 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture that can offer 2X optical zoom, and another 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture and this one is basically for more depth in photos. There’s also a 24-megapixel selfie sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
The Samsung Galaxy A8s is occupied with 3,400mAh battery and fast charging support. Connectivity options include NFC support, and there is no 3.5mm headphone jack.
- Display: 6.20-inch
- Processor: octa-core
- Front Camera: 24-megapixel
- Resolution: 1080×2340 pixels
- RAM: 6GB/8GB
- OS: Android
- Storage: 128GB
- Rear Camera: 24-megapixel + 10-megapixel + 5-megapixel
- Battery Capacity: 3400mAh
Samsung Galaxy A8s FULL SPECIFICATIONS
Release date: December 2018
Form factor: Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh): 3400
Colours: Black, Blue, Silver
Screen size (inches): 6.20
Resolution: 1080×2340 pixels
Aspect ratio: 19.5:9
Processor: octa-core (2×2.2GHz + 6×1.7GHz)
Processor make: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
Internal storage: 128GB
Expandable storage: Yes
Expandable storage type: microSD
Rear camera: 24-megapixel (f/1.7) + 10-megapixel (f/2.4) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2)
Front camera: 24-megapixel (f/2.0)
Operating system: Android
USB Type-C: Yes
Number of SIMs: 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards: Yes
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
Face unlock: Yes
Fingerprint sensor: Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Samsung Galaxy A8s Price and Availability
The price for Samsung Galaxy is still unknown, but it is set to come in 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage options.